Parish Newsletter Sunday 19th of July 2015

posted 10 Aug 2015, 11:08 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 10 Aug 2015, 11:09 ]

Sunday 19th July 2015

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (28/15)


The local Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold their monthly collection to-day – after all the Masses.


BRINGING FAITH TO LIFE  continues on Friday 24th July at 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  All are welcome to participate.


Eucharistic adoration is held on three days a week throughout the year in our Church.  For information and times see brochure and/or notice board at the back of the Church.  "The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth.  Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth."  -  Mother Teresa

Church Gate Collection

Alex Fearon and Daniel Keane (fifth year students) will be travelling to Calcutta in November as part of a group of fifteen students from Belvedere College.  This social justice programme has been running since 1995 and the students fundraise to support a number of projects and then work for two weeks on those projects in Calcutta.  In some of the poorest areas of Calcutta and in the most basic of conditions, they teach street children and those who work as child labourers. They also help to care for the destitute and dying in the hospices set up by Mother Teresa, giving some degree of dignity back to these people who have nothing.  All of the money they bring with them goes directly to the poor of Calcutta and does make a difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.  On the weekend of 8th & 9th August, Alex and Daniel, along with family and friends, will carry out a fund-raising collection in the parish of Howth.  All the funds raised will go towards this charity work, every euro is worth 70 Rupee in India so the money goes a long way.  


The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul is seeking your help in its Annual Clothing Appeal.  The appeal is for clean, good-quality clothes, bed-clothes, curtains and shoes.  Bags will be distributed next weekend - Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2015.  The collection of the bags will take place on Sunday 2nd August DURING THE MORNING MASSES ONLY.  The Society is conscious of the tremendous support given by the Parishioners of this Parish over the years and thank you most sincerely on behalf of those you have helped.


He was speaking the word to them” (Mk 2:2). Encountering Jesus in Mark’s Gospel.  2nd August (6pm) – 8th  August (2pm).  A six-day retreat led by John Byrne OSA, Kieran O’Mahony OSA and Dr. Bernadette Toal.  Fee €425 (residential).  The retreat will be held in Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road, Dublin 16.  For further information and booking contact John in Orlagh Tel 01-495 8193 / email   Website

Scripture Readings - Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 20th July

Ex 14:5-18. Ps Ex 15:1-6, R/ v1. Mt 12:38-42

Tuesday 21st July

Ex 14:21-15:1. Ps Ex 15:8-10,12,17, R/ v1. Mt 12:46-50

Wednesday 22nd July

St Mary Magdalene Memorial

Song 3:1-4 or 2 Cor 5:14-17. Ps 62:2-6,8-9, R/ v2. Jn 20:1-2,11-18

Thursday 23rd July

St. Bridget of Sweden

Gal 2:19-20. Ps 33:2-11, R/ v2, Alt R/v9. Jn 15:1-8

Friday 24th July

Ex 20:1-17. Ps 18:8-11, R/ Jn 6:68. Mt 13:18-23

Saturday 25th July

St. James, Apostle

2 Cor 4:7-15. Ps 125,R/v5. Mt 20:20-28

Sunday 26th July

2 Kgs 4:42-44. Ps 144:10-11, 15-18, R/v16. Eph 4:1-6. Jn 6:1-15

MASS INTENTIONS  19th – 26th July

Sunday 19th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 18th July)   Nicky Morton (1st Anv)

8.30am A Special Intention

10.30am Gerry & Agnes O’Shea & Mary O’Connor

12 noon Keith Lawless (22nd Anv)

Sat 25th July

10.00am Michael Creenane (20th Anv)

Sunday 26th July

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 25th July)  Harry & Brigid Howard & Nicky Morton

8.30am Felicity Healy (Month’s Mind)

12 noon Tony McLoughlin (22nd Anv)

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015.  For young people aged 16-35, this is a great opportunity to find out what your Catholic faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from all around Ireland.  For more info and to book online, see or Tel. 01-675 3690

CHURCH COLLECTIONS Sunday 12th July – First Collection  €845 and the the SHARE collection    €720


This year’s Howth Parish Pilgrimage to Knock has now been arranged for SUNDAY 30th August.  Cost - €50 – which includes Coach, Lunch (Tea/Coffee/Soup/Sandwich) and Evening Dinner at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.  Bookings may be made in the Parish Office weekday mornings.

Colouring pages for children

Activity pages and a separate colouring page on the theme of the Sunday gospel, along with crayons to borrow, are available for children on the left hand side of the altar under the "Summer Gospels" display board.  Please encourage your children to use these pages and help them read the prayer for each week on the display board.

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 20th – 24th July

Monday J. Morton

Tuesday K. Burke

Wednesday B. Milton

Thursday B. Milton

Friday K. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 20th – 25th July

Monday T. Boyle

Tuesday J. Commisky

Wednesday J. Stewart

Thursday M. Connaughton

Friday J. Clarke

Saturday M. Kirwin

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 25 & 26 July

Saturday 7.00pm N. Vaughan

Sunday 8.30am D. O Cathasaigh/Aine

Sunday 10.30am J & J Lantry

Sunday 12 noon The McLoughlin Family

MANRESA HOUSE Clontarf Road, Dollymount  -  3-day Summer Retreat with Tom McGuinness SJ

Thursday 30 July (8pm) to Sunday 2 August (2pm) Spend some time apart in an unhurried and peaceful way: a real ‘Sabbath time with God’ for yourself.  In an atmosphere of gentle quiet, participants will be helped to ponder Scripture and to become attentive to the signs of God in their lives and in the world around them.  There will be some suggestions for prayer using images from art, poetry and music.  Space for personal quiet time and some sharing will be built into the day.  Opportunities for guided and common prayer or to meet a spiritual director will be among the options available.  Please Tel. 01 8331352 or email to book your place.